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Old 01/21/2018, 02:36 PM   #1
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Why do my snails keep dying?

Any ideas? Some donít last more than 24 hours, but some last a decent time. I donít think it can be copper levels, since I have a skunk cleaner shrimp and a pep shrimp thriving in the tank. Itís bothering me because now Iím starting to see some algae popping up on the rocks.

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Old 01/21/2018, 02:39 PM   #2
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Thatís strange. My snails last quite long. Usually one in five arrived in my tank might die but the other ones will last for a very long time. Do you maybe have snail predators in your tank?


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Old 01/21/2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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Thatís strange. My snails last quite long. Usually one in five arrived in my tank might die but the other ones will last for a very long time. Do you maybe have snail predators in your tank?
Thereís nothing in my tank that would really prey on snails. Itís pretty peaceful. I have:

1 lawnmower blenny
1 (wild caught) NJ Seahorse
1 firefish
1 psychedelic mandarin


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Old 01/21/2018, 07:17 PM   #4
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predators that you aren't aware of? O fulgidas, polyclads...


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Old 01/22/2018, 03:19 PM   #5
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Lawnmower blennies kill snails. It's a form of eliminating competition for a shared food source.
Blennies in general will flip and kill snails. Sometimes it's curiosity, sometimes it's random aggression or territorial protection. Blennies are always listed as Reef Safe, but they can be murder on cleanup crews.


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Old 01/25/2018, 02:17 PM   #6
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Lawnmower blennies kill snails. It's a form of eliminating competition for a shared food source.
Blennies in general will flip and kill snails. Sometimes it's curiosity, sometimes it's random aggression or territorial protection. Blennies are always listed as Reef Safe, but they can be murder on cleanup crews.
I added the blenny once I saw the snails start dying all of a sudden. Would there be any other reasons they would die before then?


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Old 01/25/2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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predators that you aren't aware of? O fulgidas, polyclads...
I havenít seen any. The only ďhitchhikerĒ I have is a couple of bristleworms, but not fireworms.


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Do you perhaps have stray electrical current in the tank?


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